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Unicron July 20 2013 02:46 AM

Dutch space program?
 
:biggrin:

We probably shouldn't let them drain the oceans. ;)

publiusr July 20 2013 09:01 PM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
It's all Netherlands!

Mage July 20 2013 11:38 PM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
My country has a space program? I know some of us are spaced out a lot, but other then that....

YellowSubmarine July 21 2013 01:07 AM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
Quote:

Mage wrote: (Post 8407783)
My country has a space program? I know some of us are spaced out a lot, but other then that....

Come on now, you're an ESA member, one of your astronauts made history when he took part in the berthing of the first Dragon and shot the amazing photographs of the craft, not to mention that he has the best Flickr page in history. Sure that counts as having a space program, doesn't it?

Metryq July 21 2013 01:11 AM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
I'm confused. How does draining the oceans turn the exposed land into the Netherlands? I thought one of the Netherlands' claim to fame was being below sea level. (Did all those world explorers have to wait for the tide to come in, or could they leave port at any time?)

EmoBorg July 21 2013 02:43 AM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
Opening a portal in the ocean ? You guys did see Pacific Rim right?

scotpens July 21 2013 04:52 AM

Re: Dutch space program?
 
Quote:

Metryq wrote: (Post 8408194)
I'm confused. How does draining the oceans turn the exposed land into the Netherlands? I thought one of the Netherlands' claim to fame was being below sea level. (Did all those world explorers have to wait for the tide to come in, or could they leave port at any time?)

And how do you think they got all that land that's below sea level? They built dikes to enclose large areas of shallow coastal water and then pumped the water out.

I don't quite see your point about the tides.


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